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Ombre Green Buckwheat Smoothie

By Genuine Health

Did you know that buckwheat isn’t really wheat at all? In fact, it’s a seed grain that is related to the rhubarb family – and contrary to its name, it’s gluten-free! You can soak buckwheat and blend it up for an unexpected morning “porridge,” or you can layer it up with varying degrees of phytonutrient-rich greens+ for an impressive ombre effect!

Serves 2


  • 1 cup raw buckwheat groats
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar (for soaking)
  • 1 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk of choice (almond, coconut, hemp, etc.)
  • 3-4 large medjool dates, pitted
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 1 scoop vegan greens+ O, unflavored


  1. Cover buckwheat groats with warm water, add apple cider vinegar and let it soak for 7-24 hours on the countertop
  2. Drain and fully rinse the buckwheat groats using a large strainer. Add them to the blender along with the rest of smoothie ingredients except the greens+ powder and blend until smooth and creamy {See Note}
  3. To create the ombre effect: Pour 1/4 of the smoothie mixture into the two serving glasses. To the blender add 1/4 of a scoop of the greens+ powder and blend until fully combined. Pour 1/3 of this light green mixture into the two glasses gently on top of the previous layer
  4. Add 1/2 of the remaining scoop of the greens+ powder to the blender, blend, and gently pour another layer on top. Repeat with the remaining powder and blend to get the darkest shade of green. Pour the final layer on top and serve with coconut flakes, berries, and a drizzle of tahini if desired!

NOTE: If you’re in a rush or don’t care about making pretty ombre smoothies, you can add the whole scoop of greens+ powder at the beginning (step 2), blend until smooth, and enjoy!